As to Russia.. if they are isolated.. well then. What will they do now.. are they really failing in their war advance, a la Hitler and his two front advance in winter that lost him the war? Historians largely agree that he was "winning" the war up to that point.. everyone I talk to says, yeah, maybe, but he would have been overwhelmed by the force of the opposition eventually. Glad we never found out. Coward.
Happy St Patrick's Day, everyone. Sláinte.
So far they aren't failling yet. They are making progress in the south, the land bridge between Crimea and Russia is near complete and they are advancing towards Moldova, asell as towards the north.
They face the stiffest resistance in donetsk and lugansk (that area had been at war since 2014 so defenses had been developped) and around Kiev. But the Ukrainian troops defending donetsk and lugansk are in danger of being encircled, as is Kiev.